Visitors go wild at Ogden Water

On Wednesday 31st July, North Halifax Partnership Staff Karen Scanlon, Dan Marham and CMBC Community Warden Lee Ackroyd joined The Countryside and Woodlands Team at Ogden Water for a wild Ogden day.

The event was opened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster who welcomed everyone to a fun packed day where they would learn more about local wildlife.  Activities included Minibeast hunts, making an insect hotel, plus indoor crafts  making clay hedgehogs and fuzzy bees as well as educational talks on the importance of bees.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended and spoke to visitors about moorland fires along with Moors for the Future who were there in the Bogtastic Van which tours towns and cities to inspire visitors about the iconic moorlands that surround them.

For further information on Ogden Water and to find out what’s on visit www.ogdenwater.org.uk  or contact chris.sutcliffe@calderdale.gov.uk

Sequence and Ballroom Dancing at Forest Cottage

Newcomers welcome to join a dance group for just £2 per session (including tea and biscuits!). Mainly Sequence and some Ballroom dancing, singles and couples are welcome.

Tuesdays & Thursdays1.45pm to 4pm
at Forest Cottage Community Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Just turn up or call Gordon on 01422 248080 for further information.

Do you enjoy playing whist?

‘Whist’ is a simple trick taking card game, played in pairs. The players sitting across from each other are a team and together they try to get as many tricks as possible… more…

Get involved and play at Wainstalls Sport and Social Club who are looking for new members.

Thursdays – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturdays – 7.30pm to 10pm

Light refreshments served and a raffle both evenings

For more information call Dorothy  on 01422 244637

Sports Box ends but FREE Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Sports Box has now ended on Saturday afternoons but Orange Box have thanked Sports England for the Sportivate funding for the sessions over the past 18 months.

But just a reminder of the FREE activities that are happening at Orange Box.

Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September (weekdays, excluding 28 August)
2pm – 4pm
Upcycle furniture and clothes, sing karaoke, enjoy yoga and drama, go zorbing, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis, cook healthy meals, skate in the rooftop skate park and celebrate with an end of summer party. Keep your eye on the Orangebox Website or social media for a detailed timetable coming soon.
For ages 11-19 years
FREE. No need to book, just turn up.

(you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and take it with you when you go).

For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

FREE Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September (weekdays, excluding 28 August)
2pm – 4pm
Upcycle furniture and clothes, sing karaoke, enjoy yoga and drama, go zorbing, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis, cook healthy meals, skate in the rooftop skate park and celebrate with an end of summer party. Keep your eye on the Orangebox Website or social media for a detailed timetable coming soon.
For ages 11-19 years
FREE. No need to book, just turn up

PLUS – don’t forget the regular activities

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Fancy a stall at the Challengers Fun Day?

The Challengers Fun Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 26 August at Natty Lane, Illingworth, 12.30 – 4.30pm.

If your group or organisation would like a stall at the event please contact Carol on 07780778257 or email carol.challengers@blueyonder.co.uk

For those of you who don’t know, Challengers is for children aged 5-11 years of age and meet every Thursday (term time only) between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.
Challengers Xtra for children aged 4 to 11 years meets on Sunday from 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

There is a weekly subscription charge of 50p.

 

‘FREE’ Trampoline Sessions for Disabled Children and Young People

Calderdale Local Offer are offering FREE trampoline sessions for disabled children & young people aged 6 – 18 years.

Thursday 22 June 3.30 – 5.30pm (half hour sessions) at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Trampolining provides a host of stimulating sensory experiences. Your child can enjoy the sensation that bouncing on a trampoline brings, acquiring new skills and developing a sense of achievement and self-confidence.

Please contact Debbie Greenwood to register your child on a convenient ‘time slot’.

Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk Phone: 01422 341527